Thursday, March 31, 2016

Flood Control Work - Pleasant Street/Route 5

During the week of April 4 through April 8th, work to improve the functionality of the stop log structures for the Connecticut River Flood Control system near Pleasant Street will be performed, weather permitting.

The stop log walls are designed to close the railroad and Route 5 in the event of a major flood event. This project is part of the City's on on-going efforts to maintain the flood control system for the protection of the City. Work on the railroad stop log should not impact the general public.

Work in Route 5 is scheduled to be performed between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am in order to minimize impacts to traffic. At least one lane of the highway will be open to traffic, but users should expect delays and use alternate routes where possible. Thank you for your cooperation.